Senior District Judge Susan Illston

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 1 – 17th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

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Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & MotionFridays11:00 a.m.
Civil Law & MotionFridays10:00 a.m.
Case Management Conferences (Initial)Fridays2:30 p.m.
Case Management Conferences (Further)Fridays3:00 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyTeddy Van Ness sicrd@cand.uscourts.gov415-522-2028
Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-upsSee SF Civil Docketing
Criminal Case Docketing
Case terminal digits 0, 1, 4-6:Lori Murray415-522-2093
Case terminal digits 2, 3, 7-9:Mark Jenkins415-522-2042
Email for Criminal Docket
Email for Proposed
Media Liaison
For all media inquiries:media@cand.uscourts.gov415-522-4051

Courtesy/Chambers Copy Requirements

The submission of chambers copies is often required for electronically filed documents. Whereas the local rules state whether and how soon chambers copies must be submitted, judges’ individual standing orders sometimes create additional requirements and may differ from the local rules in other particulars. If they are not in agreement, these orders supersede the local rules.

View general information requirements for courtesy/chambers copies under the local rules.

The pertinent parts of Judge Illston’s standing orders are set forth below:

All courtesy copies must be unstapled and three-hole punched at the left margin. All courtesy copies must bear the ECF stamp (case number, document number, date and page number) on the top of each page.

The parties shall observe the timelines for delivering courtesy copies as set by Civil Local Rule 5-1(e)(7). This includes the requirement that courtesy copies of documents filed in connection with a hearing or proceeding to be held within 7 days of the filing must be delivered to the Clerk’s Office no later than noon on the court day following the day that the documents were electronically filed. See Civil Local Rule 5-1(e)(7)(E).

Courtesy copies when filing documents under seal in civil cases:

For documents submitted in connection with administrative motions to seal, parties shall provide courtesy copies of the unredacted documents with proposed redacted material highlighted, as required by Civil Local Rule 79-5(d)(1)(D), only. Do not submit courtesy copies of the redacted versions of documents sought to be sealed.

To the extent that filings include both sealed and non-sealed materials, courtesy copies should include all material, including the unredacted version of proposed sealed material integrated with the non-sealed material. For instance, a courtesy copy of a declaration in which the parties sought to seal Exhibit 2 would contain: the declaration; Exhibit 1; unredacted version of Exhibit 2 with proposed redacted material highlighted; Exhibit 3; etc.

Delivery Address

United States District Court
Office of the Clerk
450 Golden Gate Ave, 16th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

About Senior District Judge Susan Illston

Born 1948 in Tokyo, Japan

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 23, 1995, to a seat vacated by Barbara A. Caulfield. Confirmed by the Senate on May 25, 1995, and received commission on May 26, 1995. Assumed senior status July 1, 2013.


  • Duke University, B.A., 1970
  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:

  • Private practice, Burlingame, California, 1973-1995